Wastewater use to irrigate ag greater than thought
Global use of wastewater to irrigate agriculture at least 50% greater than previously thought, says new study. With 885 million consumers exposed to health risks, study calls for urgent investments in improved sanitation.
Gadgil Recognized with Social Justice Award
Ashok Gadgil, BWC Faculty and Senior Faculty Scientist at Berkeley Lab, has been recognized as a Social Design Circle honoree for 2017 by the Curry Stone Design Prize. The prize awards innovative projects that use design to address pressing social justice issues.
Public Spaces, Private Acts: Toilets and Gender Equality
Isha Ray examines gender equality through the lens of access to basic sanitation: If we are to make sanitation truly accessible, we must explicitly design and construct infrastructure that meets the needs of the most marginalized—including the low-income woman whose dignity and mobility rests on the presence of clean, safe facilities outside of the home.
Congratulations Graduates

Congratulations to our 2017 Berkeley Water Center graduates Adam Rausch, Katya Cherukumilli, James Barazesh, Will Tarpah, Olga Kavvada, and Tom Bruton!

Susan Hubbard
Hubbard Named 2017 American Geophysical Union Fellow

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has named Susan Hubbard, Associate Laboratory Director for the Earth & Environmental Sciences Area at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, as a 2017 AGU Fellow.

Peter Gleick
Poison once flowed in America's waters. With Trump, it might again

As a scientist working for decades on national and global water and climate challenges, I must speak out against what I see as an assault on America’s water resources.